Royal Challengers Bangalore hit a six off the final ball to win

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We’ve seen a handful of games where one team needs a six off the final ball to win – it’s hard to beat. We’ll talk you through the climax of Bangalore’s win over South Australia in the Twenty20 Champions League:

Some Aussie guy ran in and bowled and Bangalore’s wicketkeeper tonked it for six. Then some other Aussie, an older one, had a bit of a cry into his hat. Then all the Bangalore players did some jumping.

After that, there was a bit of talking and a microphone was held in front of the faces of several players, one of whom was wearing glasses. A man in a suit held a massive cheque. Then there were some adverts.


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  1. It’s like a match report with a fuck load of cricket in it. It’s made me go mental. I can’t understand it. Bastard.

    In other news, I was once bowling when the oppo needed seven to win off the last ball. I thought it’d be a good idea to try to bowl a bouncer. It was long-hop that got hit for six. The extra effort meant I had over stepped. We lost.

    It was a perfect example of not executing the skill set I didn’t have.

    1. Once whilst playing Graham Gooch World Class Cricket on the Amiga, I needed 90 runs from the last ball to win. I played a stroke to deep extra cover then pushed the ‘P’ button which paused the fielders. I was then able to run the required 90 runs and win the game

    2. That is a brilliant effort. Well done.

      What’s best about it is that once the fielders were paused, actually running the 90 required runs was a mere formality. And yet, presumably with no witnesses, you went ahead and ran all 90 runs anyway. The computer-generated fans that respond only to sub-routine input parameters applauded your achievement, and you accepted their adulation. It made you feel deeply satisfied and slightly ashamed at the same time.

    3. Your first comment I disagree with – no-one has ever said that to me.

      Your second and third comments I can’t fault.

    4. I don’t know what D Charlton looks like. If I did, I’d imagine him sitting in a white padded cell hugging his knees and rocking back and forth while muttering something about Bert and other people’s heads.

  2. The Aussie crying into his hat was unquestionably the highlight of the entire match.

    Needless to say, I didn’t see the entire match, but I did catch the very end of it.

    As a piece of sports cinematography, that hat business was mint.

    There must have been plenty of Aussies crying into their hats when England won the Ashes in 2005, 2009 and 2010/11, but did the broadcasters show us that classic moment? They did not. Questions need to be asked.

    1. I’d forgotten all about ENGLAND WINNING THE ASHES THREE TIMES OUT OF THE LAST FOUR, so thanks for reminding us, Ged. Actually, now that I come to think about it, maybe ENGLAND WINNING THE ASHES THREE TIMES OUT OF THE LAST FOUR is part of the reason that ENGLAND IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE TEST NATION IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Maybe.

    2. Christ, 836 runs in 78.3 overs over the last 2 games. Someone should report them to the ICC for preparing a sub standard pitch.

  3. In the slightly bizarre but unquestionably enjoyable 8-a-side cricket league of which I am a member, if you hit the last ball of your innings for 6, it is automatically doubled and therefore worth 12. No explanation for this is provided. These are wild times we live in, to be sure.

    NB. I have never seen this happen.

  4. Well, inviting ridicule or not I enjoyed that 6. I also love it that Somerset are through to the semi’s.

    1. Why is that inviting ridicule? The match won with a final-ball six is the classic denouement.

    2. It would be awesome if Somerset won, if only to watch some BCCI bigwig hanging medals around the necks of Steve Kirby and Peter Trego.

    3. I thought we agreed some weeks ago that Somerset are to come second in this (and indeed every) tournament.

    4. Which is still a step up from Arsenal who can only manage fourth in every tournament.

      Or was that fourteenth?

  5. Somerset won the pre-season “cake competion” although Tresco had a sausage pasty instead. Are they really playing in BCC!

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